DOCi Shorts Programme

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Deadbeat Dads

The contrasting stories of two women and a young man who grew up without fathers within the mixed-race and black communities and how they believe this has shaped their lives. Read More »

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It’s a Man’s World

A documentary in which we explore what it is like for females in the male dominated taxi industry by following the lives of two young women, Zarah Modack and Azraa Berling. Read More »

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About Bloody Time

About Bloody Time tells the story of how lack of access to free sanitary pads and menstrual health education coupled with societal stigma and fear impacts her life during that time of the month. Read More »

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I am not my hair

After years of searching for hair perfection, a young Coloured woman and her friend set out to re-define beauty for themselves, despite deeply rooted self-esteem issues and pressure from the media and society. Read More »

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Men United

A men's consciousness-raising group started by one man in Khayelitsha to help change men's attitudes to women, starting with gender-based violence. Read More »

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My Transgender Life

A journey to the township to find out what it is like for a woman stuck in a man’s body and the struggles she faces. Read More »

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A documentary about school violence in South Africa, told through the eyes of a young man who stabbed his teacher and then transformed his life through sport. Read More »

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Zolani Mfihlo Ibali

As an upcoming artist that composes and writes Jazz and Soul music it is really hard to get people to listen to your music, especially if you’re a black young man with a dream living in the townships. Read More »

DOCi – Emerging Filmmakers Programme is a community-oriented program designed to reach previously-disadvantaged young people. The course is a full time, fully immersive, programme run over 11 weeks. The aim is to teach an introduction to documentary filmmaking equipping the learners with all of the necessary skills from scripting, camera operation, sound recording and editing to make broadcast-quality 15 minute programmes about issues affecting their lives. The DOCi – Emerging Filmmakers course is a collaboration between the Documentary Institute of South Africa and the US Consulate through the American Corner Cape Town.


Monde Kawana
Is a Zambian filmmaker based in Cape Town currently working at benchfilms as a production coordinator, a City Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project Cape Town and at the DOCi Emerging Filmmakers Programme as a staff lecturer and mentor. She is skilled in Video Production, Documentary Film Making, Video…

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Festival Guest International Short
Cape Town
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm
Sun 16 June / 10am + Q&A